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The Flower Show

Young Gardeners

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PHS offers young people gardening experiences throughout the year. They can connect with nature and learn how to have an important role to play in keeping spaces green and healthy. Young gardeners can learn new skills, connect with others, and gain a deeper understanding of how gardens contribute to the greater good of their community.

PHS works with teachers and students to explore the world of gardening at an early age with the hope of creating a lifelong love of horticulture. Young people, families, caretakers, and educators: Get connected. Learn more. Explore our current offerings today.

Summer Engagement

The PHS McLean Library has put together a listing of summer reading and activities for the whole family, in addition to our general subject guides for children, schools, and gardening.

Green City Teachers

PHS’s innovative training program, Green City Teachers, provides educators, parents, and gardeners with a focused curriculum on how to start a school garden. Two sets of educator courses are held annually: a Summer three-day session course; and a Fall five-session course.

PHS-led courses include:

  • Hands-on training on plant and tree care, gardens in culture, soil and compost, accessibility, and much more
  • Support for creating a “Green Plan” that explains the vision for each school’s garden with implementation details
  • Mentorship support from PHS staff and local partners
  • Invitations to attend PHS classes and workshops

To participate:

  • Look for upcoming course dates and register on the PHS Events Calendar
  • PHS provides discounts to members of City Year, VISTA, and Americorps 

Have Questions? Contact us at [email protected].

 

PHS Junior Flower Show

Approaching its 50th year, the PHS Junior Flower Show involves thousands of K-12 students in the Greater Philadelphia region in the excitement of gardening. PHS partners with educators to introduce the many benefits of plants and gardening to students at these curated events.

Here’s how it works:

  • PHS provides options for horticulturally-based activities
  • Educators guide students in completing the activities
  • The student work is displayed at schools or other locations
  • PHS volunteer judges review the work and determine awards
  • ‘Best of Show’ entries are proudly displayed at each year’s PHS Philadelphia Flower Show

More information about the 2021 Junior Flower Show will be posted in late Fall of 2020.